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Buffalo Bill Dam, Cody

4.5
#1 of 9 in Parks in Cody
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest in the world when it was finished in 1910. Walk to the top of the concrete arch-gravity dam named after Wild West showman William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. At the visitor center, you can watch a short film, take a self-guided audio tour, and explore the black-and-white photos of the dam's early construction. You'll discover what makes the dam sturdy and view the waters--which supply more than 37,635 hectares (93,000 acres) of farmland--from the top. If you don't feel like walking from the parking lot to the visitor center, there's a complimentary shuttle service. Work out when and for how long to visit Buffalo Bill Dam and other Cody attractions using our handy Cody trip itinerary planning app.
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  • Granted, you probably will not spend much time here. But it is fascinating to see how they built this dam. The surrounding geology (cliffs, etc) is interesting to look at.  more »
  • Nice history of area. Fascinating dam in a tight space. It’s been raining quite a bit so TONS of water being let out and resivoir is very brimming full  more »

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